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Cornelia Chapin working on a sculpture of a pelican in Paris

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Subject:
Chapin, Cornelia Van Auken
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Paris, France
Date:
circa 1936
Place of publication, production, or execution:
No place, unknown, or undetermined
Physical Description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 x 12 cm.
Summary:
Photo shows Chapin in a zoo in front of a pelican habitat. She has her sculpture on a wheeled cart and is working at it with hammer and chisel.
Handwritten note on verso reads: Cornelia Chapin at the zoo working on penguin in Paris.
Despite handwritten note, this sculpture appears to depict a pelican, perhaps Chapin's Pelican in repose of 1936.
Citation:
Cornelia Chapin working on a sculpture of a pelican in Paris, circa 1936 / unidentified photographer. Marion Sanford and Cornelia Chapin papers, 1929-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.
Use Note:
Current copyright status is undetermined
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
Topic:
Animal sculptors
Animal sculpture
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15804
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